HR Glossary
Work Bullying

Work Bullying

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is Work Bullying?

Work bullying is a form of bullying that takes place in the workplace. It includes acts such as name-calling, intimidation, spreading rumors, or undermining a person’s performance. Bullying can happen to supervisors as well as direct reports.

Managers who display abusive behavior toward their employees may be charged with workplace bullying.

Why it is necessary to handle work bullying?

Handling work bullying is necessary in order to ensure that employees are treated fairly and with respect, it also can help to prevent and resolve conflict, and help to improve communication and collaboration among employees.

Handling work bullying can also help to improve productivity and morale in the workplace.

Bullying can have negative effects on employee mental health, performance, and ability to deal with stress, People feel bullied when they perceive that the bully has power over them.

The bully’s behavior may be aggressive or passive, physical or emotional, and may be intentional or unintentional.